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Chess_Games101
Chess_Games101
Location: Perth, Australia
Joined: 8/29/14
Last Online: 8/29/14
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WorldMindGames
WorldMindGames
Location: Global, United States
Joined: 8/26/14
Last Online: 8/26/14
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raftgames
raftgames
Location: tabasco, Mexico
Joined: 8/20/14
Last Online: 8/29/14
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GamesSpecialist
GamesSpecialist
Location: Ohio, United States
Joined: 8/10/14
Last Online: 8/16/14
Points: 1 points
Jet-Games
Jet-Games
Location: Notts, United Kingdom
Joined: 7/29/14
Last Online: 7/29/14
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  • Q&A with Coach Heisman July 25, 2014

    "I noticed that the pre-registration for the Open section of the Holly Heisman Memorial (HHM) fundraiser chess tournament on Aug 3 (in Wynnewood, PA just outside Philadelphia) has several titled players. I am only in the 1500's. Is there any way I... | Read More

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 3a

    When a player starts out, he’s told various rules that will help him navigate through the choppy waters of chess. A few basic ones are: Don’t hang your pieces Don’t swallow and talk at the same time Castle as quickly as possible Don’t all... | Read More

  • Formation Attacks Book (June 2010)

    Formation Attacks The Ultimate Chess Attack Book has finally arrived!  As a Chess Master that has spent many years playing aggressive and attacking chess, I was quite dismayed during a past visit to my local booksto... | Read More

  • Sicilian Endgames: On the Queenside

    In the Sicilian, we tend to think of the queenside as Black's domain. Black's open c-file, which allows real pressure on c2 as well as support for a knight on c4, along with the easy possibility of expanding on the queenside by ...b5, generally gi... | Read More

  • 2014 Bill Wright Saint Louis Open

    The 2014 Bill Wright Saint Louis Open, held April 11-13, 2014, was a typical boring weekend swiss, where the one GM, me, was certain to take first place over a few select "experts" in a tournament with small prizes. Oh wait, that's not right at al... | Read More


    • Yuri Averbakh remembers Mikhail Botvinnik

      Some fragments from his memoirs. Games added by me. World Champion's sparring partner When we were preparing for a match against USA, Botvinnik offered me to play a couple of training games. Of course, it was interesting to train with a World Ch... | Read More

    • Winning a won game - my favourite winning combination from one of my games

      I was up a piece in this Ruy Lopez, but we all know the importance of finding the right idea to win a won game. My opponent blundered badly, but I was very pleased with the clear plan that I found from move 32 onwards revolving around Re8, and the... | Read More

      • john4000
      • | Aug 28, 2014
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    • The side effects of studying the openings wrong (part 2)

      This is the continuation of my opening series - the first blog can be found here:http://www.chess.com/blog/linlaoda/overemphasizing-the-importance-of-openings-part-1?ncc=1#first_new_comment In this issue I would like to discuss the consequences o... | Read More

      • linlaoda
      • | Aug 25, 2014
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    • Reintroduction: Sensing Danger!, Part 1

           Hello! My name is Zach Kasiurak. I am a National Master living in Columbus, OH rated 2273 USCF and 2198 FIDE. I am seriously pursuing my chess career and look to improve rapidly as a player and coach.      I have started my blog to pro... | Read More

      • zkman
      • | Aug 25, 2014
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    • A quick game on playchess-Dragging the king for an early mistake

      Being an avid chess news reader, I visit chessbase.com often and play one or two rapid games whenever I get time. Thanks to Chessbase's online chess portal. Though I left practicing Chess almost 8 years back, few things which I learnt right sti... | Read More

      • novogeek
      • | Aug 24, 2014
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  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. At first characterized as a beginner's move, it has recently been revived, with several GM's trying it. Although the Scandi... Read More »

  • Horwitz, Bernard

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    Bernhard Horwitz (1807-1885) was a German-born card player(specialized in miniatures) and chess study composer.    In 1845, he settled in England and began teaching chess.  In 1846, he lost as match with Howard Staunton, losing 14 games, winni... Read More »

  • Quadrupled Pawns

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    Yes it is possible. In fact, quadrupled pawns have appeared in many games, such as this one: Alekhine went on to win. In many games quad pawns can mean a win since many would be very advanced and have promotion threats. Usually the side with them... Read More »

  • Endgames

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    Endgames are the last stage of the game.In end games you have very less pieces Read More »

  • Purdy, Cecil

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    Cecil Purdy (1906-1979) was a Grandmaster of Correspondence Chess (1953) and winner of the first world correspondence chess championship (1950-1953). In 1923, at the age of 17, he won the New Zealand Championship.  In 1929 he founded the Australa... Read More »